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Emma Carrington

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

British mezzo-soprano Emma Carrington makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2018/19 Season as Rossweisse (Die Walküre).

Carrington studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music. She has sung for many of the British opera companies. Selected appearances include Mercédès (Carmen), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) and Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte) for Welsh National Opera, Nefertiti (Akhnaten) and Hippolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for English National Opera, Schwertleite (Die Walküre) for Opera North and at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, Ježibaba (Rusalka) for Grange Park Opera, Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas) for Opera North, Mistress Quickly (Falstaff) for Nevill Holt Opera, Kabanicha () for Scottish Opera and Ursule (Béatrice et Bénédict) and Farzana (Die Feen) for Chelsea Opera Group. Carrington has also sung in world premieres, including Salty Sue in Lynne Plowman’s?Captain Blood’s Revenge?for Brighton Festival and Glyndebourne, and Matilda/George in Errollyn Wallen’s?Cautionary Tales?for Opera North. Appearances further afield include Baba the Turk (The Rake’s Progress) in Santiago.

Carrington’s concert appearances include Britten’s?Spring Symphony?in Salisbury Cathedral and Janácek’s?The Diary of One Who Disappeared?at the Wigmore Hall. Her other concert repertory includes Bach’s?St Matthew Passion, Handel’s?Messiah, Mendelssohn’s?Elijah, Rossini’s?Petite Messe Solennelle?and?Tippett’s A Child of Our Time.